There is an upcoming Vision Interest Group featuring Hui Xu from the Yingbin Fu lab and Rebecca Pfeiffer from the Marc Lab. Will be held on September 18th at noon in the west John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded prizes for audacious ideas in vision research to a number of investigators including our own Dr. Yingbin Fu at the Moran Eye Center.
Yingbin Fu, a Moran researcher and assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Utah, is one of 10 winners of the Audacious Goals Challenge, a nationwide competition for compelling ideas to advance vision and science. Continue reading “NIH Competition Awards Prizes For Audacious Ideas In Vision Research”
King-Wai Yau, Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University is delivering a seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics here at the University of Utah. Dr. Yau will be talking about Melanopsin Signaling In The Eye.
Abstract: The discovery of melanopsin signaling pathway in the eye was voted one of the top 10 breakthroughs of the year by Science in 2002. Dr. Yau has made seminal contributions to this pathway and its role in non-image forming visual functions (e.g. circadian rhythm). Dr. Yau will present recent exciting work from his lab regarding the transduction mechanism of melanopsin signaling.
The Moran Eye Center’s Yingbin Fu is hosting.
This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Ling Luo, Xiaohui Zhang,Thomas Olsen, Subrata Das, Hironori Uehara, Nirbhai Singh, Tad Miya, Bonnie Archer, Alex Jones, Yun Zheng Le, Yingbin Fu and Balamurali K. Ambati. Full size poster can be seen here.
Efforts to explore chromosome 10q26, a major candidate region associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have proven difficult and controversial. This particular region of interest is two neighboring genes, ARMS2 and HTRA1. However, efforts in trying to explore the functional involvement of either HTRA1 or ARMS2 in AMD have proven to be difficult and have often yielded conflicting results.
It is been long known that ventral and central cones degenerate more rapidly than dorsal cones in retinoid-deprived LCA (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis) models. This paper in PNAS by Tao Zhang, Wolfgang Baehr…